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Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Programme Note

Mezmer for string quartet is an adaptation of the last movement of Re-Collecting ASTORoids, an earlier suite for orchestra from Kats-Chernin. Commissioned by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra the suite was written in tribute to Astor Piazzolla. It is clearly inspired by tango, even though Kats-Chernin tends to use substantially simpler rhythms than her main source of inspiration. Mezmer is a miniature and has an intimate, smoky feel with a bluesy violin solo laden with vibrato. An air of solitude and reflection surrounds the piece.

Recommended Recording

Acacia Quartet
Vexations840 840-1202

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